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Competitor Challenge to North Fork Rancheria Casino Continues

Here are the materials in Club One Casino Inc. v. Dept. of Interior (E.D. Cal.): 1 Complaint 22 Motion to Supplement Administrative Record 25 Response 26 Reply 30 DCT Order

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California Court of Appeals Holds Contract Breach Claim Preempted by IGRA

Here is the opinion in Sharp Image Gaming v. Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Cal. Ct. App.). An excerpt: We conclude that IGRA preempts state contract actions based on unapproved “management contracts” and “collateral agreements to management contracts” as such agreements are … Continue reading

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Town of Aquinnah v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) Cert Petition

Here: Town of Aquinnah’s Cert Petition  Commonwealth of Massachusetts Cert Petition Question presented: Whether the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, a statute of general application, impliedly repealed other federal statutes that specifically subject Indian tribes to state restrictions on gaming, a question that has divided the courts of appeals. Lower … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Holds NIGC Indian Lands Opinion Letters Not Final Agency Action

Here is the opinion in State of Kansas v. Zinke. An excerpt: The question in this case is whether a legal opinion letter issued by the Acting General Counsel of the National Indian Gaming Commission (“NIGC”) regarding the eligibility of Indian lands … Continue reading

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California Prevails in Gaming Compact Dispute with Chemeheuvi Tribe

Here are the materials in Chemehuevi Indian Tribe v. Brown (C.D. Cal.): 80-1 State Motion 81-1 Tribe Motion 82 State Opposition 83 Tribe Opposition 85 Tribe Reply 87 State Reply 92 DCT Order

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Jamul Action Committee Appeal

Here are the briefs (so far) in Jamul Action Committee v. [Chaudhuri]: Jamul Action Committee Opening Brief Lower court materials here.  

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D.C. Circuit Briefs in Challenge to North Fork Rancheria Trust Acquisition

Here are the materials in Stand Up for California! v. Dept. of Interior: Picayune Rancheria Opening Brief Stand Up Opening Brief Federal Brief North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians Brief Picayune Reply Stand Up Reply Lower court materials here.

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Federal Court Holds Special Congressional Recognition of Frank’s Landing Is Not Federal Recognition

Here are the materials in Frank’s Landing Indian Community v. National Indian Gaming Commission (W.D. Wash.): 33 Frank’s Landing Motion for Summary J 38 US Cross Motion for Summary J 39 Frank’s Lansing Reply 40 US Reply 41 DCT Order

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NIGC Not Held in Contempt for Refusal to Reconsider Decision on Fort Sill Apache New Mexico Casino

Here are the materials in Fort Sill Apache Tribe v. National Indian Gaming Commission (D.D.C.): 60 Stipulated Order 67 Fort Sill Motion to Enforce 67-1 NIGC Letter 68 Opposition 69 Reply 70 DCT Order on Motion to Enforce We posted … Continue reading

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Colusa Indian Community Loses Motion for Reconsideration in Challenge to Enterprise Rancheria Casino Project

Here are the materials in Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community v. Jewell (E.D. Cal.): 170 Motion for Reconsideration 171 US Opposition 172 Enterprise Rancheria Opposition 173 Reply 183 DCT Order

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